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GSAE Foundation 2018 Internship Grant Recipients
ABC of Georgia
Georgia Association of Convenience Stores
Silent Auction & Pay the Pig Raffle
Thanks so much to our Silent Auction donors who helped us raise more than $12,000 to support GSAE’s educational programming. Donations still available for purchase (contact Jane Anne for additional details):
  • Bill Gove Speech Workshop, donated by Georgia Speakers Bureau - min. is $1,000
  • 2 ghost blogs written by Helen Anne Richards - min. is $150
  • Customized Foresight Board Briefing from Foresight First LLC - min. is $1,170
  • Keynote Presentation on The Future by Jeff De Cagna of Foresight First LLC - min. is $2,000

Your generosity also helped us raise more than $4,000 to support the good work of the Sandestin Foundation for Kids through the Pay the Pig Raffle.

  • Congratulations to Tara Morrison, CAE, CMP on winning the Grand Prize - Disney Park Hopper passes from Map Dynamics and the Southwest Airlines gift card, courtesy of Explore Charleston
  • 2nd Prize - Athens Wine Weekend - Tripp McKenney
  • 3rd Prize - Sharon Hopkins- Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Get Away
  • 4th Prize - Arianna Afshari - $100 gift card

GSAE Foundation Beer Pour
Thanks especially to the auction winners and our sponsors, Map Dynamics, and the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hotel Indigo-Athens, The Classic Center, Hyatt Place Athens, and Graduate Athens for your support. With the help of hosts Lowell Aplebaum, CAE, Mike Pennington, CAE and Russ Webb, y’all raised more than $5,000 to fund future internship grants.

GSAE Foundation Wine Tasting
Foundation Wine Tasting sponsored by and hosted at The Henderson. Transportation provided by Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation. Commemorative glasses by Linda Minnick Consulting.

Main Event Sponsors who help keep us whole, including:

Our In-Kind Sponsors
Map Dynamics, interactive map and new GSAE Events meeting app - Amanda Cook and Jeremy Minnick; Naylor Association Solutions, connections mag and our e-newsletter - Chris Hodges, John Bacon and Sarah Sain; PRG, breakout rooms AV - Jeff Sabourin; Shepard Exposition Services, all signage, all the time - Marcy Anderson, CMP; Standard Press, brochure printing - David Canady. Visit all our meeting sponsors on the app and on the main AM page. Just click on the hyperlinks for more info.

Our Breakout Sponsors
Marietta Wealth - Steve Michael, Senior Financial Advisor; Naylor Association Solutions - Chris Hodges, Business Development Director; The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa - Dawn Ryan, Senior Sales Executive

Thank you to our Exhibitors:

GSAE Rock Star Volunteers
Finally, a big thank you hug to all our volunteers, especially the capable and energetic members of Team GSAE - Gene, Holly, Mary Claire, Robin, LKS, CAE, Spence, Loren, Jenn, Carol, Regina and Sheryl, Team Pay the Pig, Meet & Greet, Member Orientation and the Silent Auction committees. JAS and I could not have pulled this off without you. Ask anything. We owe you.


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